We found 4 providers matching gynecologic surgery and who accept Health Net HMO near Pomona, CA.

Dr. Alberto A Mendivil, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1910 Royalty Drive
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Mendivil specializes in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendivil include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Mendivil accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mendivil attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Mendivil is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mouhanad Mark Alwan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
440 N Mountain Avenue; Suite 110
Upland, CA
 

Dr. Mouhanad Alwan works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Alwan is conversant in Arabic. His areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery, gynecologic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alwan is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Duong Thieu Phung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1226 N Park Avenue
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Duong Phung practices general gynecology. Dr. Phung's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery and gynecologic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield's residency program. Dr. Phung (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese, Thai, and Cantonese. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Francisco Jose Cuellar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 E Artesia Street; Suite 150
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Cuellar, who practices in Pomona, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in robotic surgery and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Cuellar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Cuellar speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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What is Gynecologic Surgery?

Gynecologic surgery is surgery performed on a woman’s pelvic region. It is usually performed by an OB/GYN and can involve the bladder, rectum, or reproductive organs. Surgery in this area may be performed for many reasons, but the most common procedures include:
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Treatment of endometriosis or other heavy bleeding
  • Cancer treatment, including cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Infertility treatment
  • Treatment for incontinence
  • Sterilization or ‘tube-tying’
  • Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Repair of vaginal tears

More and more, gynecologic surgery is moving towards the use of minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses several small incisions and tiny tools and scopes to perform the operation, rather than one large opening. While it is not appropriate in every case, minimally invasive surgery can lead to less scarring, less blood loss, faster recovery, and a lower chance for infection. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may be performed with a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera on the end that allows the surgeon to see inside the body. It may also be performed robotically, using even smaller tools and cameras that a surgeon controls from a computer. Robotic surgery allows even better vision, precision, and control than laparoscopic surgery.

Over the course of a lifetime, many women need pelvic surgery to stay healthy. Qualified gynecologic surgeons will have the right tools at their disposal to provide care with a minimum of discomfort.
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